As we step a bit closer to summer here in the northern hemisphere things are heating up. Microsoft Build just wrapped the virtual event last week and had a ton of great sessions you can view as recordings here. Important to note that Microsoft Build is primarily targeted at a “Developer Audience” but there is still some content for the non-developers out there around the Microsoft 365 Power Platform and Microsoft Teams worth taking in.
On to the business at hand…if you were watching your message center this month you may have noticed quite a few (Updated) messages that were feature updates/enhancements being delayed. If you are waiting for a specific feature that was targeted for release in May or June, make sure you do a quick check on its status. We lead off our post this month with a couple of those updated posts then run the gamut of Microsoft 365 applications with the remainder of our message center announcement call outs.
Microsoft Ignite is right around the corner (3/2/2021 – 3/4/2021) and it is a virtual conference again this year. Head over to MyIgnite to get your sessions lined up ASAP as many of the sessions have limited “seating” available. As was the case last year there is no cost associated with attending so there is no reason to site this one out.
In this month’s post we are focusing a lot on the “big 3” of modern collaboration in Microsoft 365: Teams, SharePoint, and OneDrive. We do highlight a welcome update coming to Planner as well and a note about Outlook, but even that is related to SharePoint and OneDrive. What is really piquing our interest this month though is finding out what big news comes out of Ignite😉.
As usual, we are still seeing a flood of new features and other announcements as a result of Microsoft’s Ignite Conference. We have done our best to curate a handful of the most interesting or impactful ones. Before we dig in, just another reminder that SharePoint 2010 workflows are no longer functioning as of November 1, 2020 AND Teams will no longer be supporting IE 11 after November 30, 2020.
This month we have a few new things happening in Teams: virtual break out rooms, transfer meetings between devices, and meeting recordings now saving to OneDrive and SharePoint; a couple SharePoint announcements: new required properties for SharePoint pages and personal search query history; and one tidbit for Forms: choose specific users/groups to respond to forms.